Stocks could ride the 2021 tailwind into the new year, but the jobs report and Fed will be in focus

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) December 9, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters It’s back to business in the week ahead with a busy economic calendar to start the new year, including the always important monthly jobs report. After a stellar 2021, stocks head into the 2022 with … Read more

Wealthy investors want to own a little less of the everything bubble in 2022

A trader blows bubble gum during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 1, 2019, in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images If the market is in an everything bubble, wealthy Americans are headed into 2022 saying they don’t really want much more — of anything, according … Read more

Stock futures are little changed after S&P 500 hits another record high

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, December 8, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stock futures were calm on Monday evening as Wall Street looked to build on its record highs in the final week of the year. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average … Read more

‘Bubblicious’ used car prices are rising faster than bitcoin, market researcher Jim Bianco warns

Your car may be more valuable than what’s in your portfolio. Used auto prices are rising faster than bitcoin and other assets, according to market researcher Jim Bianco. “If you want to know what the best investment you probably had in 2021, it’s that car sitting in your driveway or in that garage,” the Bianco … Read more

It looks like Santa Claus is on his way to stock investors in the week ahead

After a period of turbulence, the decks may be cleared for a good old-fashioned Santa Claus rally in the week ahead. Stocks were higher in the past week, after a rough stretch that continued into Monday. The S&P 500 recovered and is up about 3.5% for December as of Thursday. “I think all the things … Read more

Cramer still believes in Santa Claus rally into end of 2021 even as Covid omicron cases spike

Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Halftime Report. Scott Mlyn | CNBC CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Tuesday he believes there will be a Santa Claus rally this year despite the raging omicron variant that’s spiking Covid cases during the holidays. The seasonal stock market phenomenon has historically started around now and continued into the first days of … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow futures sink on omicron concerns after rough week A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty … Read more

‘Cash could be your friend’: Wilmington Trust sees a deeper pullback providing better opportunities for investors

The stock market’s volatility jump may be in its early stages. Despite a bullish 2022 outlook, Wilmington Trust’s Meghan Shue expects the wild swings to ramp up as investors digest a less accommodative Federal Reserve and assess new risks tied to the Covid omicron variant. “While we’re overweight to equities, we’re holding elevated cash because … Read more

Market turbulence may be a theme in the holiday week as investors fret over omicron, the Fed

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, December 8, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stocks could be volatile in the coming week, with thin volume exaggerating moves in both directions ahead of the Christmas holiday. The market was whipsawed in the past week, with the Nasdaq … Read more

Asia-Pacific markets set to trade cautiously following overnight losses on Wall Street

A currency dealer monitors exchange rates in a trading room at KEB Hana Bank in Seoul on June 21, 2021. JUNG YEON-JE | AFP via Getty Images SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific markets were set to trade cautiously on Friday, following overnight losses on Wall Street, as investors assessed monetary policy decisions from two key central banks. … Read more